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] that would have been unimaginable. >> now mr. cruze says his dad made it on his own without government assistance. he worked hard and provide for his family and now his son has achieved the american dream. that's the way this country is supposed to work. but president obama himself has a very compelling story to tell. his father abandoned him. he was raised primarily by his maternal grandparents in hawaii. he had few resources. yet, barack obama rose up to become the most powerful man in the world, a stunning achievement. how much the system helped mr. obama is unknown as his college records have been kept private. we don't know the extent of affirmative action. we don't know how much the government subsidized his climb to the top. it would be very helpful to have that information simply to be fair to the president and his vision there is no president obama believes his discuss is is due to government that goes to the famous line "you didn't build that." so the battle lines are now drawn between senator cruise who believes in the free market and small government and president obama who
with the current government funding measure now set to expire in less than 10 days. meanwhile, the white house let it be known late last night that president obama will announce today his nomination of assistant attorney general tom perez for the open labor secretary seat on his cabinet. and at the national press club here in washington this morning, republican national committee chairman reice preibus is set to release a report for a plan on how to expand the party in the future. and that's where we want to begin with you this morning in our first 45 minutes on the "washington journal." we want to hear from republican callers, just republican callers today about this report and the recommendations in it. in these first 45 minutes, we'll set up the phone lines for republicans in the eastern and central region at 202-585-3880. in the mountain and pacific region, republicans can call 202-585-3881. you can also catch up with us on all your favorite social media silingtse, on twitter and to ook, or email us journal@c-span.org. i want to take you to the statement yesterday. he was on cbs' "face the na
. >> shannon: a scary thought, imagine the government compensating 40% of your savings. this is "special report." >> shannon: good evening. i'm shannon bream in for bret baier. citizens are going to feel a major pinch, something unthinkable in this country. greg palkot has the lead story tonight. >> the people of cyprus got the news they wanted but it will to be happy about. they have been saved from bankruptcy. one of the biggest banks will be shut down in part of a broader, economic slowdown here. >> it's too bad. >> bad. >> why? >> too bad. >> small depositors would be protected but people with bank account of $130,000 or more could see 40% or more seized by the both to pay for the bail-out. >> our deposits are not safe. >> european union officials defended the approach and called it the new template to handle future euro zone problems. stock markets said to fall in part op that news. european union says it cares. >> we will do everything possible. >> with the the merge european union funds assured some are set -- some banks set to reopen tuesday. they are going to try to prevent run on the
personal freedom, smaller and more effective government are the only pretzels that can offer our children the measure of their potential in american centuries. i meant to tell you there is no us or them. the face of the republican party needs to be the face of every american. we need to be the party of inclusion and acceptance. [applause] ours our heritage, and future, and we need to cancel our efforts in those terms. as republicans, we need to be re-acquainted with the idea that relationships that really matter are not made through twitter, or social media, real relationships take time to grow. they begin with a genuine interest in the stories, the hopes, the dreams, any challenges harvard within each of us. when i ran for governor in 1998, a woman-- a complete stranger to me, stood up a town hall meeting and challenge me to help children like hers. i'm sure i said something pleasant in response. it wasn't good enough for murphy. she would not let me up for air. over the next month, i traveled and talked to parents who fear nothing more than having their disabled child outlive them and b
to release thousands more. the government documents show that immigrants released about 1000 illegal immigrants from jails around the u.s. each week in the past two weeks of february. when that happens, there were different reactions. gov. rick perry of texas weighed in on this. this is a story from a local texas paper. it said he joined the chorus of republicans expressing criticism for the decision to release the immigrant detainees. we are asking you this morning, should be illegal immigrants be detained at all? is asking that question. here are the numbers. an average of $122-$164 per day to detain immigrants in federal custody bridget custody. alternatives such as supervised release or electronic monitoring carrying an average price tag of $14 per day. more than 95 percent of immigrants to show up for their final court hearing according to human rights first. let's hear what you have to say this morning. john, raleigh, north carolina, republican. isller: this administration or is trying to score political points. the released 12 bosch -- 12 high-risk level 1 offenders. to thetom
before march 27 and going on recess at the end of this week, to keep the government running otherwise it shuts down. the question, senator durbin, is will the senate pass a cr, a continuing resolution that keeps spending at $984 billion which is what the spending level is of the house cr including the sequester cuts? >> chris, when i left, washington, on thursday we had 99 amendments pending to the continuing resolution. the budget for the federal government. 99 amendments. six of the amendments were on the issue of our relationship with egypt. this is all very important i understand. we have work to be done in just a short period of time. i urge senate colleagues let's get the cr passed. we can do it and do it quickly this coming week. >> chris: direct question will you pass a cr at $984 billion which is the house level that includes the sequester cuts? >> listen we have put together a cr that is acceptable in its dollar terms to the house of representatives and i think we can agree on with them. >> chris: gentlemen, running out of time. i want to ask you each about a question that y
are sort of the first step to the government coming into your house and trying to take away your guns. so that, i think, has been the, you know, the strength of their appeal. much more so than dollars and cents. they're part of the culture in parts of the country. >> we put that poll up, and we saw support for some level of gun control go up after newtown. now it seems to be slipping back a little bit more. i think karen has a great point, rana. it really is that slippery slope argument. >> it is. listen, i grew up in rural indiana. i understand parts of the country have different attitudes about guns. again, i think we've really gotten a twisted view of what the american norm is. if you go back to the 19th century or the earlier part of the 20th century, gun control laws were much stricter, even in free-wheeling -- or places perceived as being free wheeling like texas, colorado, western states. i think that our sense of normal has just moved so far away from what a middle point is that we need to get back there. >> rana, karen, thanks to both of you. >> thank you. >> thank you. >>> also
use its airspace to shuttle weapons and soldiers to the syrian government >> for those of us engaged in the effort to see president assad step down and a see a democratic process take hold with a transitional government government according to the geneva communique, for those of us engaged in that effort, anything that supports president assad is problematic. bill: so iran claims the flights contain humanitarian supplies. conor powell in the middle east bureau in jerusalem. first of all who is behind the car bomb, the car bomb hit on the rebel commander? >> reporter: so often is the case, bill, really tough to get accurate information coming out of syria. but it is not clear if it was the syrian regime that launched this assassination attempt or if it was sort of opposition rebel fact -- faction that may have launched attack on the colonel of the he is reportedly in stable condition in turkey after the attack. he was one of the original founders of the free syrian army. it has been somewhat marge alized last several months. the colonel was never able to. the attack occurred while tou
, the u.s. government finally got out of the prison business in afghanistan transferring control of the prison and afghan prisoners at bagram. the ceremony took place after secretary of state john kerry met with the afghan president. karzai accused the u.s. recently of company lookedding with the taliban to undermine his government. he insisted as a matter of nothing samplety that the u.s. seized control of the prison and it's prisoners. the u.s. has been reluctant to give up control prisoners included taliban leaders. with president obama planning to end the u.s. combat role by the end of 2014 and the new security deal and an afghan president still pending kerry said this: >> you i think stand on the brisk of a remarkable legacy for having brought afghanistan through an amazingly difficult time. i believe that the roadmap ahead is going to be very clear and constructive. john: what happens to the prisoners who were tortured and those still held. we are joined by glenn grenwold. what a pleasure to have you back on the show. >> great to be back. >> the prison, what kind of place i
government can come in and take your guns away. that's what the debate will be. >> governor dean, as someone that had a strong rating from the nra, i want to point to some of the reaction comes from senators who are probably going to have a hard time on the vote on this bill. mark pryor says in a statement, with i don't take gun advice from the mayor of new york city. i listen to arkansans. there's a little bit more room in the statement from senator mary landrieu. senator landrieu has a great deal of respect for mayor bloomberg on a great deal issues, but the senator will be listening closely to her constituents on this issue. you hear that and look at the poll, it is overwhelmingly supported by 91% of this country. some form of universal background check. why then is it so hard for our political class to catch up with that, governor? >> this is about guns and power -- excuse me, this is about money and power. this is not about guns. what the nra is doing, you played the clip. look, i ran for office eight times, statewide in vermont. i got an "a" from the nra every single time. why? because
they haven't attacked anybody and we are going to depend on that government. >> sean: so obama-- >> whether we like that government or not to have have peace and protect israel. >> sean: the president won't speak underneath the cross at georgetown and speak under you acknowledge a terrorist yasser arafat. what if he spoke under a picture of bin laden. is there any difference between bin laden and yasser arafat. >> you go to -- we're trying to create peace somewhere. >> sean: it would be okay with you. meeting with the leader-- >> apparently. >> sean, you have to have -- yeah, it's all right, sean, no. >> sean: and billy cunningham last work. >> you cannot pick who you're meeting with. >> sean: yeah, i can, i would. >> sean hannity, yasser arafat gave birth to osama bin laden. in the '70s and '80s he was the site of more terrorism in the islamic world arafat. and to have our president underneath a terrorist like that. crucifixes are bad, terrorists okay with obama. >> sean: and rudy guiliani is here to react to what's going on and the decision by obama to give a presser under this image of a
the russian government hazardous to your health? the mysterious death of a one-time billionaire. and the pop culture lead. the white house blowing up, commander in chief held at gun point. where is hollywood obsessed at putting the president in peril. ? we start, of course, with our national lead. for years we've watched court cases that were always destined to end up before the u.s. supreme court, setting precedents that will determine once and for all whether, in the u.s., gay and lesbian couples can legally marry. and now the time is here. the cases have arrived. tomorrow the nine justices will hear arguments over california's proposition 8, the law that voters passed in 2008 banning same-sex marriage in california. and on wednesday the court will hear a separate case challenging the defense of marriage act, which defined marriage as between one man and one woman. signed into law in 1996 by president clinton who now supports the overturning of that law. at least one of the nine on the court has a personal connection to this issue, chief justice john roberts has a cousin from san francisco
with the government and a very war hawkish administration seemed to be anti-american. so in that environment, the voices that were speaking out against this war, but in that environment, those voices could be muffled and people were being painted as being anti-american because they were pro peace. >> right. mrs. walsh, we saw what donald rumsfeld said on twitter. we saw dick cheney say he would do it all over again and not acknowledge any mistakes. >> the main fault -- i don't spend a lot of time thinking about my faults i guess would be the answer. >> no kind of political introspection there. but will history let these men off the hook for what they did? >> no, they're going down in history for a horrible, terrible war. i was going to say a lapse of judgment, but it was not a lapse of judgment. it was a deliberate act. they cooked the evidence. they brow beat people. they would karl rove as their political hench men. the vote was scheduled on the eve of the elections deliberately. i don't want to let democrats off the hook. 29 senate democrats voted to authorize the use of force. some apolo
brotherhood government in control and we misread the arab spring and the muslim brotherhood said they wouldn't run someone for president and they did. we've seen hamas stronger as well as hezbollah, islamic jihad. and we've seen incredibly unstable situation in syria. when i was there on a congressional visit and we sat down with president netanyahu, one thing he asked, he was concerned about iran and the dominance and occurred and we have the iranian guard in syria. and their march toward having the nuclear device so they can have dominance. >> sean: that's all true and it's gotten worse, leslie, after the suck up to the world apology tour. and king be abdullah, jordan, says it's naive, that the muslim brotherhood are wolves in sheep's clothing, risky for him. and this president is giving 1.5 billion dollars, and f-16 jets and tanks it a guy that views the israelis as the descendents of apes and pigs. do you think that's a good foreign policy, leslie marshall? >> i don't think it's a good foreign policy to pretty much be-- is that a good policy. >> i'm answering, as to how we establish bord
: meantime the house voted yesterday on a republican budget for next year that would shrink the government by another 4.6 trillion over the next decade. paul ryan says this is the only way to balance america's books. >> their plan this year, they can fire it and go to a new one next year. those plans compete against each other around drives down costs and increases quality. it is a bipartisan idea. we want to apply that idea to the rest of the medicare for the younger generation. what this shows you can make medicare solvent and sustainable. you can make sure you don't change it for current seniors and save it for the next generation with these kinds of reforms. bill: that plan is on the way to the white house. republican budget plan for 2014 calls for a balanced budget in 10 years and sharp cuts for safety net programs for the poor and other programs. >> sharp blow to the president's health care law three years after it was passed republican senator orrin hatch and democratic senator amy klobuchar leading the charge repealing a key medical device tax that helps bankroll the law. stuart va
will muck that up. wow. that's nice. >> they're praying for ineptitude. >> justice be governed by the fear of god. >> oh, my god. >> perkins was on one of the shows. it is great there is a show on now about him as a young man. >> who is the patron saints of ineptitude? >> sonia sotomayor was a bouncer at a bar at yale. i think she could put the fear of god into anybody. >> stephanie: was she really? >> she was. >> stephanie: she's going to break the bottle and go. >> oh, yeah. you know, it is becoming the best thing in the supreme court. [ ♪ circus ♪ ] >> stephanie: hey speak of festive news. you bring us from your home state, judge in louisiana says people convicted of violent crimes can own and carry guns. what could go wrong there? >> no, nothing at all. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> i love it was because of a law, an amendment to the state constitution that they passed in louisiana last year that said that the right to keep and bear arms is a fundamental right and any restriction must require these highest standard of review by a court. so applying that to whether or not any
is a statement of each party's vision in how they would govern. >> i you think our budge is rooted in math and shared common american values. the republican budget relies on magic and doesn't add up. >> a lot of democrats in washington they don't care about balancing the budget anymore. it certainly shows with this one. >> there is a lot of talk about balancing budgets. i was here when we did that. we know how to do this. we've done it before. republicans don't know how to do it. >> i argue they have zero credibility on this. >> let's be clear. democrats in this town who reject the goal of balancing the budget is how of step where the american people are. >> the amazing race, question on this after they travel to hanoi and vietnam. >> now they make their way to the b-52 memorial, site of wreckage of b-52 bomber shot down during the vietnam war. >> four americans went down with that plane. two died. four were in prison. 850,000 vietnam veterans alive today and you owe them a big apology. >> you guys better apologize. had you had no comment on something as trajz as that. i'll tell you, cbs w
amendment, we are weapons and we have the right to even stand up against the government, especially when the government already tells us everything we have to think. host: thank you for the call. stanley has this point from chicago -- host: a look at the news magazines, "cq weekly," looking at shrinking the army if the budget cuts will not do it for them. "the atlantic's," magazine. the touchscreen generation is doing. week in arguments this the defense court on of marriage act. coverage on the supreme court from tuesday and wednesday. and become a new york, good morning, welcome to the program -- andrew, new york, good morning. welcome to the program. caller: they're turning the into victims. the way the gets on the news channel, they want to be famous for these heinous crimes. host: ok, thank you for the call. the headline this morning, if you are just tuning in, michael bloomberg just launched his campaign, myers against legal gun use -- mayors against illegal gun use." tom coburn talked about guns on "newsmakers," airing at 10:00 a.m. eastern time. here is a portion of the program ai
or granddaughter, he has to register with the government to give that gun to his grandchildren. in addition, senator schumer insists on keeping a registry of guns. the federal government keeping a national registry of gun sales and gun purchases and gun owners. >> but if you don't have records, how does the background check make a difference? >> it does make a difference. right now, i can go into a gun store in texas to purchase a weapon, i go through a background check, they have to ascertain that i don't have a criminal background. and then, i can purchase a gun. why is it's different than that is politics. there could be a lot of mutual agreement found on closing some of these so-called gun show loopholes. we could probably get agreement on a widespread basis of peope saying, you go to a gun show, you pass a check, you get your stub that allows you to purchase a weapon, and that's it. but this goes far beyond that. >> what's the answer to that. >> 40% of all gun sales currently don't go through background checks. background checks have stopped 2 million people from getting guns that they
the federal government's attitude. the states would still decide for themselves but the federal government would have to recognize the marriages in those states. now numbering 9 that permit same sex marriage and if doma is upheld, then federal government goes on ignoring those marriages, depriving same sex couples of about 1,000 federal benefits. >> thank you very much. i know we'll be to you daily and we'll see what happens next. and let me bring in liz mayer who is on the advisory county. steve, chairman of the gay and lesbian victory fund, and the constitutional law professor at georgetown university. thank you for joining me. paul, i would like to start with you. "time" magazine had the cover, from gay marriage to obama care, justice anthony kennedy is the decider. i want to show this to you. and read a portion of talking points memorandum officially there was an article posted. it said there have been two decisions in american history expanding rights for gays and lesbians. anthony kennedy wrote the opinion for both. he know where history is going and that he faces the choice between
with netanyahu and the new government and that, that new start, i don't like the word reset. but that new relationship begins this week. >> but at the same time, tommy, when the president was asked by israeli television about his relationship with netanyahu, he described it as business-like. he didn't say my good friend, he didn't try to sugar-coat it, frankly. i think anyone who has seen the pictures of them together over the years knows it's not a cozy relationship. >> well you know -- >> it's a strategic alliance. >> right. aaron can tell you, bebe netanyahu is not a warm and fuzzy guy, i don't think he needs to be. they've got be a lot done together. they've spent more time one-on-one the president has with almost any other leader. but if you look at the record of us supporting israeli security, we're talking $3 billion a year to help them maintain a military presence in the region, hundreds more to fund an iron dome defense system to protect israelis from rockets coming out of hamas or southern lebanon. so they're in lock step on a number of key issues there have been these dust ups
career. >> the favorite thing in the accounting discussion is compare the government to a family, saying you couldn't -- well, families do run debt, they cannot afford to buy their houses for cash, so they have a thing called a mortgage, which is the national debt of the family in effect. they try to oversimplify everything in this, but is there some break through in this point of republicans saying you know what, the debt isn't such a serious problem? >> there's no break through. i think it is a big deal that john boehner and others can't uphold this that the debt crisis is coming now or soon. if you go through what he said further, he said it is looming and coming. this is always the thing, with this spring of deficit hawk, there's always in some future the great crisis we need to fear. those that have said have been wrong, two years ago was supposed to be then. at least they're backing off it being so soon. that's eroding the underlying nature of the argument. >> does this help explain why they're doing nothing, the debt isn't a big deal? >> they a sequester, what more do they need. >
government at home and abroad. >> rand paul wants to accomplish the departments of education and congress and epa. >> small detail. >> and the federal reserve and abolish the income tax. the second amendment which does not allow in his opinion for any form of gun control whatsoever. he makes mitt romney look looks michael due dukakis. >> i paint in primary colors. >> these are details. >> they are details i would just as soon ignore. on some of those fronts. but, again, overall, the primary message that he delivers is less government at home and restraint abroad which you know what? the republican party has been reckless over the past decade. we have paid a lot for it with our philosophy. and so i think he's a good symbol like his father. listen. i voted for his father in the republican primary in 2012. did i agree with what he said about 9/11? >> god, i hope not. >> absolutely not. there are a lot of things that rand paul said i think are way out there and i disagree with, but the core issue of small government at home and restrained foreign policy abroad, i will -- >> not a realistic se
that if -- if -- if our small businessman has to pay more money to the government, then he's going to have less money to pay to his ememployers, and the ememployers will have less money to send kids to the school of their choice. i think it's a matter of talking about the debt differently. not just we are in imminent danger in a debt crisis in this country. but what does that mean to people? it means that our government is growing so fast and it's becoming so expensive that we're making payments to our credit cards that we can't afford, which means we have to keep -- we'll keep having this debate about needing more revenue to the government. well, that means less money in people's pockets. it means less money at home. less money to put in your car. we have to tell the history of our party. the history of freedom and opportunity and equality. which we're not doing. and in your report earlier -- i think -- go ahead. sorry. >> yeah, listening to sarah palin, the republican vice presidential nominee in 2008, what she said at cpac this weekend. >> the next election is 20 months away. now is the time to fu
in 2011. >> no federal government employees, including counterterrorism agents, in the fbi, for example, no border agents. now, before we default, we could have time to make this sign for all points of entry. that's just the tip of the iceberg. >> i think he was being sarcastic, don't you? >>> now to the ones who were ill advised for whatever reason. first iowa republican congressman steve king with the solution for illegal immigration in the form of a construction project on the house floor. >> you can't shut that off unless we build a fence and wall. i want to put a fence in and a wall in. i designed one. this would be an example, then, of how that wall would look. you can also deconstruct it the same way. you can take it back down. i also say we need to do a few other things on top of that wall. one of them put a little bit of wire on top to provide a disincentive for people to climb over top or put a ladder there. we can electrify this wire, not a current that would kill anybody, but would be a deterrent. we do it in livestock all the time. >> now for one that made the loser list. i
are getting welfare, who are getting -- who are getting government benefits, and they don't want that to happen. so i think the white house is certainly pleased with where this is going. you have a bill probably that's going to be introduced next month in april, i think. it's a surprise that we're here. i think it's a surprise that we're talking about immigration. i think it's a surprise that we're still talking about gun control. >> but, you know, margie, reince priebus, the chairman of the rnc, he said yesterday on cnn that romney's anti-immigration comments hurt the party. watch. >> one of the issues that i think really cut pretty badly within the hispanic community is when mitt romney talked about self-deportation. and, you know, it's a concept that really doesn't -- it's not our party's position. but it was something that i think hit every hispanic kitchen table across america. >> but i just want to tell you that he's wrong. it is the party's position. because if you read the party's platform, it says -- this is a direct quote from the republican party platform that was vote
establishment party candidates. yesterday he sounded the fears of gun owners who think the government is overreaching. let's listen to him now in an exchange with abc's terry moran. >> this is prompted by the sandy hook murders. those guns were legally purchased with a background check. this would not have stopped something like that. let's be very careful about quickly trampling on the rights of people. look, do you want to get something done? then stop scaring people. don't say we're going to keep a registry of all these guns. let's not make it so impracticable -- >> you're scaring people with this orwellian sense that black helicopters and the government, if we register gun, are going to confiscate americans' guns. that kind of paranoia -- >> with all due respect, it is not paranoia. >> who's going to confiscate all the guns? >> people have a fear of this. why do it? why do you need it? >> i guess we're all fair game now, carl. vo: always one step ahead with an intuitive motion activated lid and seat, bold makes sure you'll never have to ask him again. otherworldly things. but ther
government is permits iran to send weapons and fighters, overflight, loaded with weapons and fighters, to prop up assad in syria and that this is something that americans and the congress, that the administration, cannot understand or tolerate, and as kerry told us afterwards, it was a very spirited conversation, because he got a lot of pushback from maliki. maliki argued that assad is facing extremists in this country. so he basically, even though he's not terrible sympathetic with assad politically, assad staying in power is very important for maliki's domestic politics because he fears a takeover by the rebels would actually lead to rebellion fact. the message from kerry was pretty tough. that congress is losing patience with iraq and that maliki will not have any role in the political decisions to come once assad falls with this pll political transition being worked out with international leaders, if he continues to help iran prop up assad. >> there are reports also that the head of the syrian opposition coalition reports that he resigned this post at some point today. what do we
to shoot straight and say, it's not as if our government's going to collapse tomorrow or the economy is going to collapse tomorrow if we do nothing. but it's time to quit kicking the can down the road. you know, the folks on the other side of the aisle have talked about a balanced approach. but there's nothing balanced about a budget that doesn't balance. frankly the republican proposal is a relatively modest one. we grow government by 3.5% a year over the next ten years and balance the budget to, you know, put our kids and grand kids in a better position. >> obviously a big issue is going to be medicare. congressman cartwright, i want to get you to respond to something that senator corker says he wants president obama to do. here's what he said over the weekend. >> when the president uses his bully pulpit to explain to the american people that families are only paying one-third of the cost of medicare, we will know that we've begun the process of trying to solve this problem. i hope that happens as soon as he gets back from israel. >> congressman cartwright, i know there's a lot of
17 years ago that says the federal government won't recognize any same-sex marriages even in the states where it's legal. the federal government says it has to have its own definition of marriage. the opponents say that doesn't make any sense constitutionally, either. >> prop 8, about the right to get married. d.o.m.a. about federal benefits when married. >> exactly. >> interrelated, but not the same issue. >> yes, because even if the supreme court says that prop 8 is struck down, that doesn't require any state to permit same-sex marriage. it will still be up to the states one way or the other. the only question in the doma case is whether the federal government will extend about 1,000 benefits, just like it would to opposite-sex couples, to gay couple who is get married. >> busy week, thank you. >>> the issue of same-sex marriage is among the most contentious facing the country. with both sides claiming they have moral and legal grounds to make their respective arguments. how the debate comes out could reshape how the country defines marriage for generations to come. >> e
of unity today. more than just a show, because it's in the interest of both parties the karzai government and the u.s. government. for karzai to not just appear to be a leader but to actually be the leader of a functioning, independent, sovereign government on its way to being a country that can operate independent of the u.s. once combat troops are withdrawn at the end of 2014. now, they smoothed over some thorny issues here. one having to do with the transfer of bagram prison which the u.s. had run with 4,000 detainees to afghan control, complete afghan control with consultation with the u.s. to make sure high-value, high-risk detainees aren't involved in prisoner exchanges or simply released. an issue that's come to the fore in the last couple weeks, you know, karen, you've reported it, the comments karzai made two sundays ago when chuck hagel was in town basically accusing the u.s., in fact, accusing the u.s. in working in concert with the taliban against afghan interests. karzai said he is comments were misunderstood. kerry says we're beyond that, we're on the same page, inclu includ
we as a party, if we want to grow and we want to win and govern again, at the presidential level, we've got to look at times and said, hey, you may not agree eye us on every single issue that the party has put out there, but we're willing to include you in the party as long as you understand. >> doesn't this conflict with some of the messaging we've heard from cpac over the weekend, though? >> there are personal some speakers at cpac who don't believe otherwise. i would argue while cpac does represent a good amount of people that believe in the republican party. cpac is not the republican party and the republican party is not cpac. so i appreciate all the work they do out there. but that's one part of the party. i's a great part of the party. but, you know, we're not synonymous. >> and as the first word of the report says, the gop is a tale of two parties. we'll see how that goes. sean spicer, thank you very much. >> thank you. >> let's bring back lynn as well as jackie. first you, lynn, what's your thought in the way sean spicer described what this meant and where the party needs to
you from getting your big gulp drinks, trying to cast bloomberg as the villain, big government guy in your face. that said, on background checks and gun control, something like 90% of americans support extended background checks. he is not in the minority but in the strong majority. his money can reinforce that message. they vote on their personal beliefs and policies in their state. we are talking $12 million in 13 states, that's not that much money, sounds like a lot. one million per state won't decide how a senator votes. they decide based on what people in their state thinks. even gun owners are for expanded background checks. >> want to bring in congressman dave cyst lean ee, democrat from rhode island. what do you think, is perry right or can $12 million and the voice that michael bloomberg has, the attention he is able to get say going on "meet the press" change the conversation? >> i think perry is right, this is where the american people already are. what these ads do, activate those in those states to reach out to their member of the congress or senate and urge them to ad
government is all wrong, basically a slap at the tea party. we should stop being the anti-government party because the report actually says when people are flat on their backs, they need government help and they don't care whether the help comes from the government or from the private sector. how many republicans include heard say that. they oppose increasing unemployment insurance. they always oppose that. they oppose increasing the minimum wage or anything that will will help fem flat on their back. >> black cat says the gop is headed to the graph road not a moment too soon and peaceful revolution says they want to rule not governor. >> bill: ed from philadelphia spends. i'm sorry to disappoint you and myself but the republicans are going downhill. it's obvious. the employee is contracting because 98% of the we think is going to 1% and offshore to the cayman islands. guess what. we are broke. >> they represent a smaller and smaller segment of the american people. right? >> people are catching on. it's about the good-paying jobs. >> good to hear f
has been an outspoken critic of government spending but her campaign is a focus of ethics investigation. john avalon broke this story for the daily beast and is joining me live from new york. john, i want you to put this in context for our viewers a little bit. you broke this story for the daily beast. put this in context. what is this investigation? and what does it mean for michele bachmann? >> absolutely, kate. well, the office of congressional ethics an independent nonpartisan group is looking into potential campaign violations by michele bachmann's presidential campaign. remember a year and a half ago she won the iowa straw poll, then face-plant comes. there are five separate investigations into alleged actions by her senior staff. now the congressional ethics office is stepping in. so this is serious, and they're going around the country interviewing former staffers asking them about under the table payments and aimproper fund transfers. this could get very serious. right now the focus is on what michele bachmann knew and when did she know it. >> bachmann's attorney
and they said this about bill clinton that actually believe he might be the antichrist. the government is acting in the role of lucifer. >> there are people, yeah. at least beck's not alone. there is one other person who compares the president of the united states to the devil. not that guy. this guy. he said the united states has quote, entrusted themselves to the devil. despite what beck says, his tweet had a purpose. "anderson cooper 360" starts right now. >>> erin, thanks. good evening, everyone. authorities had three and a half years to investigate this man's killing. best we can tell, they didn't even try. now people where he lived in mississippi and died want to know why didn't his life count. one of whom, the victim's mother, joins us tonight. >>> yet another stunning claim in the jodi arias trial about why she's so fuzzy on the details. can stabbing, shooting and slashing somebody just slip your mind? we'll ask an expert. >>> we begin with breaking news you'll only see here. a mother speaking out tonight about the rape of her 16-year-old daughter and the verdict against the two young me
government recognition of all those people, the 70 million globally and 14 million, so we present one to president obama, coach kelly of notre dame university. >> my gosh. >> and we've given one to general dempsey, congressman rooney, congressman neal, and congressman king. >> so you've traced it down through my mom's side, but my dad's side, too, but -- >> we count that. >> when i had the irish accident, my grandmom had the mrs. doubtfire accent. >> we know you're -- >> i was -- >> that side is where you probably get it. so pretty much anybody in the united states or globally can get a certificate of irish heritage. >> but you gave it to me. i want it narrowed down. >> today is st. patrick's day, i thought about you and the 40 million in the united states. >> i'll be seeing you tonight at the ireland fund. what's the different between hoar and there. >> wee actually imported a lot. it used to be a three days in a year in which there was no drinking, good friday, christmas day and st. patrick's day. so we've kind of changed that. >> it's kind of like pizza got big in italy when it got
what i object to. it's not that certain people don't need help from us and the government. it's that when you give too many people help, they start to atrophy. when you go to outerspace and you are going to spend a lot of time out irspace at a space station part of the problem is bone atrophy and muscle mass loss because there is no resistance. you don't have resistance in outerspace. you remove all the resistance you atrophy and then we just got a bunch of super skinny astronauts. >> bill: all right. now, this commercial, basically is encouraging families that receive food stamps to come to this facility because the facility will make it easy for them to cash their food stamps in. that's what this is primarily about. all right. now, you come from a family that did get food stamps. correct? so you -- you are bringing a personal note into this. explain that a little bit. >> well, i just know that a person is capable of doing almost everything. and same person is capable of doing nothing. and if you deliver the food to them, or you deliver the dwelling to them or whatever you ar
centers. one, this is not about the federal government's budget. and two, if a vote came up that they should say no. >> bill: and do so by going to sierraclub.org. >> yes, we'll have information on our website. >> bill: and what individuals can do. >> exactly. because we need to send a strong message this week and the coming weeks and make sure the president understands. >> bill: i don't think it's too early to start getting the word in the white house that the president should not be moved to approve this. >> right. we keep saying this is che change we asked for. it's a change we can believe in. >> bill: all right. kate thank you for coming in this morning. >> thank you so much for having me. >> announcer: heard around the country and seen on current tv. this is the "bill press show." ♪ young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i t
is official irish government recognition of all those people, the 40 million in the united states, who are proud of their irish heritage. we presented one to president obama, coach kelly of notre dame university got one, congressman neil, and your great friend, congressman king got one last year. >> you traced it down to my mom's side. when i was growing up, i had the irish accent. my grandmom on that side had the missus doubtfire accent. >> pretty much anybody in the united states or globally can get a certificate of heritage. >> while mow? >> today is st. patrick's day, and the 40 until in the united states. >> there are 40 million of us. i'll be seeing you tonight at the american-ireland fund. that's a great cause. >> we've actually imported a lot of st. patrick's day over. >> it used to be just a religious holiday. >> there used to be three days in ireland where there was drink, christmas, good friday and st. patrick's day. thank you, senator mark daily. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. happy st. patrick's day. >> good evening, americans. welcome to "the ed show
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